I paused and thought about this sentence, “We can be of little use to others without a cost to ourselves.” I really feel today’s reading applied to me. The only way for me to teach others is for me to continue learning.
Light is always costly and comes at the expense of that which produces it.
And unlit candle does not shine, for burning must come before the light. Burning suggests suffering…
Earlier this week, I had a lunch date with a couple of my girlfriends. The three of us have known each other for 5 years now. Ironically, I was the only one that still enjoys cooking. I thought how should I encourage them to cook more often for their families? Perhaps when they read my blog, they will be inspired to cook.
There are many helpless women in this world. If I can just reach out to you, and tells you that God loves you. Even if it is just one person, I have done my job. I believe God will be pleased. Angels have helped me and are still helping me and I would like to pay it forward by becoming someone’s angel.
I believe that we have our own strengths and talents and until I find out exactly what my talent is, I will continue to blog with God’s blessing. It is rewarding when I see my friends come up to me and say, “I read your blog yesterday and it has helped me thru my day.” If one day, no one reads my blog, my efforts will not be wasted as it will be a great scrapbook for my 3 kids.
Cholesterol Too High
We went to a Korean Restaurant nearby Washington Square Mall yesterday afternoon. Here are the dishes we ordered.
Short Ribs Bento with shrimp and vegetable tempura $6.95.
BiBimBob with Kimchi on the side $6.95
Over our lunch date, husband shared with me his recent annual exam’s result. He said he scored high in all three kinds of cholesterol. He told me he wants to eat healthy from now on and do more exercise. Praise God! My husband loves his own body. The more he takes care of himself, the less I have to worry for him. Doctor told him to use canola oil or olive oil and eat brown rice.
So, for dinner, I started to improvise on my cookings, for example, substituting crispy lard with crispy anchovies, substituting fresh fish with red meat or pork.
Dou Hua (豆花)
Soybean curd is one of my comfort foods. Taiwanese version is to add a little red bean or peanuts. Cantonese version includes ginger flavored syrup. No matter which version, I like to eat mine warm with a little rock sugar syrup.
I used a package of the “one heart tofu mix” dilute it with 2 cups of cold water. After the 12 cups of soybean milk boils, pour it over the cold water mix. The “one heart tofu mix” can only be found in Taiwan. My mother in law has to take the taxi to buy it.